Johnstown Flood National Memorial is at 733 Lake Rd. The memorial is on the site of the former South Fork Dam. When the dam broke and sent a 40-foot wall of water crashing through the Conemaugh Valley in 1889, Johnstown was devastated and more than 2,200 people died. The visitor center presents a 35-minute film titled “Black Friday” and contains a model of the dam as well as exhibits about local geography and events leading up to the flood.
Rangers conduct programs in summer.
Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Hours: Visitor center daily 9-5, mid-Apr. to mid-Nov.; Sat.-Sun. 9-5, rest of year. Film is shown every hour 9:15-4:15. Closed Jan. 1, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.